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Sunday, 19 June 2011

STAMPTACULAR # 116 Fun in the Sun with Deep Ocean and A Spoon Full of Sugar and Paperplay

Happy Sunday everyone!  Time for another challenge at
where the theme this week is "Fun in the Sun".   What do you associate with summer, sun and fun? Let your creative skills roam! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp! After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!   This week one lucky winner will receive their choice of 5 digital images from The Stamping Boutique and we are also lucky enough to be sponsored by Teddy Bo who are giving away the winner's choice of 3 digis.   A great big THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors!
I opted to make two cards for this challenge using the same Elizabeth O Dulemba images but with different colour ways.    I actually merged two of her images together - the little bucket, spade, sandcastle and starfish are a separate image.   Aren't these life guards a hoot!!!  The artist is a very talented children's book illustrator who has lots of free images available on her colouring website and a very clear angel policy which does not allow us to sell our cards with which of course I am happy to comply.
The checkerboard DP for this card is by Debbie Mumm and the flowery papers are from a new DCWV Citrus Stack.
The plaid DP on this second card is by Sizzix as is the starry paper and the red DP is Stampin Up.
The design layout (sketch) was inspired by my very special blog buddy Janiel.  Thank you Janiel!  I know there are always lots of sketches available at various challenge sites but I struggle sometimes and I really liked this one!  The images on both cards are coloured in a Copic/Promarker combo.  The bikinis are cut with a Sizzix die and the flip flops embellishments are by K&Co.  A little Craftworks Candy and some ribbon from my stash adds just a little extra dimension.  These cards are for men.  The colours are a bit too girly  perhaps but hey - I'm a girl!
I found a new challenge site last week with the most amazing header picture.  It's called Deep Ocean and for their very first challenge they have an "anything goes" theme but a preference for something to do with the sea so I am entering my cards there in addition to A Spoon Full of Sugar where the theme is "splish splash" and also Paperplay where the challenge is "at the beach".

11 comments:

Linda said...

I think the red,blue and yellow is my favorite. That is one big lifeguard dude! He is a hoot sitting in that tiny little chair.

Minna said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.
Hugs,Minna

Janiel/ janny said...

hahahahaha.....these really made me chuckle!!! THANKS I NEEDED THAT!!!

They are adorable!!!!!!!!!! Love them... That lifeguard is so cute and the coloring is WONDERFUL!!!

hugs from one PQ to another PQ.. ha ha!!
Janiel

Bron said...

Ooo how fun are these cards. Love them so bright and vibrant really lifts the spirits. Hugs from Bron xox

debby4000 said...

Oh I love these Lesley they're are brilliant.
The workshop was in Farnborough not too far from the Art of Craft not sure if thats too far out for you.
luv
Debby

Julie said...

Two brill cards Lesley!! Love the image and all your embellies are just perfect!! Great mix of papers too! Hugs, Juliexx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

What fun makes.

That lifeguard is coloured perfectly and I love how you have done the sand, sea and sky!!

I think the red and blue one is my favourite and I love the little flip flops!! LOL!!

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Wow,, This card is very nice, interesting and creative,,

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Mandy said...

Oh wow Lesley these are both fabulous, I love how you've colourec the images and the embellies are so cue :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our beach challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Deb said...

so gorgeous, love that fun image, just fabulous!
Happy crafting, have a great weekend! Debxx

Marianne said...

Hi Lesley, What a beautiful cards you made. I love this stamp. And how nice to see that you can make such different cards with other colors and papers.
Hugs Marianne